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NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF TWO COUNCIL MEMBERS (TWO VACANCIES) FROM THE RANKS OF THE NORTH-WEST UNIVERSITY’S CONVOCATION
According to paragraph 32(1) of the Statute of the North-West University (NWU), every graduate of the University or its predecessors (i.e the former University of North West or the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education) is eligible to be nominated to become a member of the NWU Council and to vote in an election of such Council members in accordance with paragraph 5.
The first term of Mr Werner Human, previously elected from the ranks of the Convocation in 2017, expired on 22 June 2020. The first term of Mr Connie Mulder, previously elected from the ranks of the Convocation in 2018, expired on 21 June 2021.
Members of the North-West University’s Convocation were invited to nominate two eligible persons in terms of the Statute, paragraph 32(1) and the Rules for the nomination, election, designation and appointment of Council members (paragraph 8).
Seven nominations were received, The following four were audited as being valid:
Laufs, Dirk (Rev)
Kruger, Marlize (Adv)
Mongale, Selelo Nelson (Mr)
Mosenogi, Glen (Mr)
The reasons for the remaining three nominations not found valid were that some of the nominations were sent after the agreed-upon closing time for nominations. In other instances, the nominations were signed by individuals not eligible to make nominations, and other nominations did not include the requisite documents.
The election process will commence on Friday 16 July 2021 and will close 16:30 on 16 August 2021. Convocation members will receive a link to the voting platform, a user name and pin via email and SMS.
Follow-up inquiries on any matters related to the election process could be made to the Office of the Registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 018 299 2612).
Prof Marlene Verhoef